Who we are

Who We Are

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. Our role is to enhance the role and standing of Chartered Legal Executives and all our members within the legal profession.

For fifty years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. We work closely with Government and the Ministry of Justice and are recognised as one of the three core regulators of the legal profession.

What We Do

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) represents its 20,000 members and lobbies for change and improvements to the legal system on behalf of its members.

CILEx offers a unique route to a legal career and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a law degree, although law graduates and graduates with non-law degrees can also qualify as a lawyer through the CILEx route. Entry is accessible to those holding a variety of qualification levels.

Through CILEx Law School we are a leading provider of comprehensive legal education and training.

The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments.

Typically those studying through CILEx receive on-the-job training in solicitors’ offices or legal departments, whilst also attending classes in law and practice at one of our 80 accredited academic institutions or via distance learning.

If you are considering a switch to a career in law, or want to earn whilst you learn and avoid student debt, CILEx is your first choice.